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Optochemical Sensors Based on Luminescence

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Cajlakovic Merima, Bizzarri Alessandro, Konrad Christian, Voraberger Hannes

Encyclopedia of Sensors. E. C. D. Craig A. Grimes, and Michael V. Pishko, USA. 25650 North Lewis Way, Stevenson Ranch, California 91381-1439 , USA, American Scientific Publisher. 7: 291-314. , 2006


The aim of this contribution to the Encyclopedia of sensors is to provide the reader the basic principles of lifetime-based optochemical sensors focusing on phase-modulation fluorometry as the measurement principle. Chapter 2 deals with detection principles for luminescence based sensors, where the differences between intensity and luminescence lifetime (time-domain and frequency-domain) measurements are described. Chapter 3 discusses instrumentation for the phase measurement technique focused on the principle set-up of phase measurements, different phase detection principle and limiting factors for performance of phase measurements as well as optical components in instrumentation set-up. Last Chapter 4 describes sensor schemes for lifetime-based optochemical sensors using the phase-modulation method. This chapter reviews chemical detection principles bused in lifetime-based sensors for monitoring pH, oxygen and carbon dioxide.

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